Skip to comments.Supreme Court Rejects Census Question [semi-satire]
Posted on 07/03/2019 11:00:44 AM PDT by John Semmens
Last week the US Supreme Court rendered its decision on whether the US Census takers will be allowed to ask respondents whether they are citizens.
Writing for the 5-4 majority, Chief Justice John Roberts explained the Courts reasoning: we arent saying that the question is illegal or unconstitutional. We we are saying is that we dont like the question. As this nations final arbiters of everything thats right and good, Steven, Ruth, Elena, Sonya and I cant see any reason why such a question should be asked.
In a dissenting opinion, Justice Clarence Thomas lambasted the majoritys ruling calling it completely detached from any genuine judicial authority under the Constitution or statutory law. The implementation of the census is the responsibility of the Executive branch. Whether a respondent is a citizen is certainly as relevant to the constitutional purpose of the census as a question asking the respondents sex or race. There is no legitimate basis for allowing these other questions while baring the citizenship question. In any case, the authority to decide what questions will be asked is the domain of the Executive branch. The majoritys ruling wrongly crosses the constitutions separation of powers boundary between the Executive and Judicial branches of our government.
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